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Notable Historical Events for January 12th

1954Queen Elizabeth II opens NZ parliament

1995Pope John Paul II begins visit to SE Asia

1723Handel's opera "Ottone" premieres at the King's Theatre London

1994Malcolm X's daughter arrested for plotting Louis Farrakham's murder

1990Civil Rights activist Rev Al Sharpton is stabbed in Bensonhurst Bkln

2014"True Detective", a crime-drama starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, debuts on HBO

1960Syracuse National Dolph Schayes is 1st NBA'er to score 15,000 points

1995Murder trial against OJ Simpson, begins in LA

19796th American Music Award: Barry Manilow, Linda Ronstadt win

1913After using other pseudonyms over the years, Josef Dzhugashvili signs himself as Stalin ('man of steel) in a letter to the the paper, Social Democrat

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Notable Birthdays on January 12th

1893Hermann Goering, Rosenheim, Bavaria, leading Nazi politician and party member

1944Joe Frazier, Beaufort South Carolina, HW boxer (Olympic-gold-1964)/champ (1968-73)

1964Stefano Simondo, Italian actor

1954Howard Stern, Roosevelt NY, "Radio's Bad Boy" (WKRK, WYSP, WJFK)

1628Charles Perrault, Paris France, author (Mother Goose)

1930[Miles] Tim Horton, Cochrane Ontario, Canadian ice hockey player and co-founder of Tim Hortons

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Notable Weddings on January 12th

1684French King Louis XIV marries Madame Maintenon

2006Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk (37) weds Lhotse Merriam at Tavarua Island Resort in Fiji

1963Country singer Willie Nelson (29) weds singer Shirley Collie (31) in Las Vegas

2002TV Host Conan O'Brien (38) weds Liza Powel (31) at St. James Cathedral in Seattle, Washington

January 12th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 12th

1976Agatha Christie, British crime writer ("10 Little Indians"), dies at 85

2003Maurice Gibb, guitarist of the Bee Gees, dies of cardiac arrest at 53

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